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Learn how to make a beautiful card with the Forever Blossoms stamp set and co-ordinating Cherry Blossoms dies, along with the stunning Specialty DSP Parisian Blossoms. Both products from this stamp-and-die bundle are continuing into the new annual catalogue (starts June 3rd), but the discounted bundle price is not – so if you know you’re going to buy these products, get them now before the price goes up!

You’ll need:
Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
Contrasting layer cardstock: 4 x 5.25”
DSP: 3.75 x 5”
Cardstock: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8”

And some additional white cardstock pieces for stamping.

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Once you’ve made your own card with the Forever Blossoms bundle, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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It’s that time of year … the new annual catalogue is coming, and it’s time to say goodbye to some of our favourite products. One product that consistently retires with the end of each catalogue is also a product that I find completely irresistible …. Designer Series Paper! I’ve been working on using up my stash of retired paper since the summer of 2017, and believe it or not … the end is finally in sight!! To keep me on top of this goal, I am currently crafting to use up all my about-to-retire paper from the 2019 annual catalogue and the 2020 spring mini catalogue.

Do you have stacks of paper taking up space in your craft room? Here’s a collection of my favourite layouts, which I hope will inspire you to use up some of that beautiful paper! It will bring so much more joy when it’s attached to a card and sent to a person instead of sitting on a shelf in your craft room, I promise you!

Simple DSP Layout: I’ve made HUNDREDS of cards with variations of this layout. Read all about it in this post!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Z-fold Card: Once you’re in the “use it up” frame of mind, you will LOVE the z-fold card, because it’s a fancy-fold card with huge impact AND it uses more than a cardfront’s worth of DSP. Quick and easy to put together, wonderful fun for a loved one to receive! Learn how to make them here!

Simple DSP Square: This is a great way to ‘let your DSP do the talking’. You can decorate as much or as little as you’d like! Learn how to make this card here!

Double Framed Panel: I discovered this layout recently and I love it. It’s quick, it’s simple, and you get to show off two different pieces of our beautiful DSP!

Split Panel Card: Another way to show off two different pieces of DSP is to create a split panel card, where both panels are 4″ wide and overlap to create a card front 5.25″ in height. This design gives you flexibility as the pieces don’t need to all be the same size. Use a piece of cardstock, DSP, or ribbon to cover the seam between the two pieces.

Sampler Card: If you’ve made batches of all the layouts above, you might be getting down to the small pieces of DSP … so it’s time for a sampler card! There are lots of variations, including the one in this post!

Scrappy Strips: And now you’re down to the tiniest bits and pieces left … so it’s time for a scrappy strips card! If you are on my newsletter list, you would have received this tutorial in the newsletter recently. I’ll be publishing it here in an upcoming blog post, so watch this space …. and in the meantime, click here to subscribe!

Woohoo! Now I’ve got a whole stack of cards instead of a whole stack of paper. I can add any sentiments and embellishments I want, and then pop them in the mail to send some joy!

If you loooooove paper like I do, you might want to think about doing a paper share with me. Everyone who goes in on a paper share will get a portion (either 1/2 or 1/4) of a pack of paper, instead of a whole pack. That way you get to try out lots of beautiful papers, without buying way more than you need! If you’re interested in doing a paper share with papers from the new annual catalogue, drop me a line!

What’s your favourite layout to show off Designer Series Paper? Share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Learn how to use the Stitched Rectangle dies and Hand-Lettered Prose dies to get two cards out of one cut!

You’ll need:

Two cardbases: 5.5 x 8.5”
Two cardstock mats: 4 x 5.25”
One additional mat: 3.75 x 5”
DSP: 3.75 x 5”

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Once you’ve made your own pair of two-for-one cards, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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If you follow any other stampin’ blogs or Facebook groups, you may have seen the Double Wonder that’s been making the rounds lately. This is a template created by Shannon West of the Stampin’ Up! home office in Utah. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try it out myself with the beautiful new Specialty Designer Series Paper, Ornate Garden! This stunning paper includes gold foil accents, which is why it’s a specialty paper. It’s part of the Ornate Garden Suite from the new annual catalogue coming out in a few weeks – but this suite is available now!

The Double Wonder is a way to get eleven beautiful cards out of one sheet of DSP. The template shows you just how to cut your paper and assemble your cards. I’ll walk you through the process, then you can download this printable template to help you make your own.

Start by cutting a 12×12″ sheet of DSP into two 6×12″ pieces. Set one piece aside, and cut the other into three pieces, as shown below. From left to right, these are Layouts 3, 2, and 1.

Layout 1:


Cut this piece into six pieces measuring 3 x 1.5″. These six pieces will make two cards.

Layout 2:


Cut a 3/4″ strip from the bottom of this piece, and set this piece aside for Layout 3. Cut the remaining piece into four 1″ strips. These four strips will make two fun-fold cards.

Layout 3:


Cut this piece into two 3.5 x 2.25″ pieces. These two pieces, along with the 3/4″ strip cut in the previous step, will make one card.

Layout 4:
You’re left with a piece measuring 1.5 x 3.5″. Cut this in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″. Set these aside.

Now repeat all the above cuts on your second 6×12″ piece of DSP. Again, you’ll get two cards from Layout 1; two from Layout 2; and one from Layout 3. Cut your last 1.5 x 3.5″ piece in half to create two pieces measuring 1.5 x 1.75″; now you have four pieces this size, which you’ll combine to make one card.

Finish your cards with whatever sentiments, shapes, and embellishments you like!

Here’s a printable template to help you with your Double Wonder cards. Once you’ve made some, be sure to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Want to learn a fun, simple, striking card you can make with no die-cutting or punching? Check out the Peekaboo Card!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 6.75″, scored at 4.25″
Designer Series Paper: 2 x 5″
White insert: 4 x 5.25″
Additional white piece: 2.25 x 5.25″

And then whatever additional cardstock you like, for stamping and decorating. I used the Stitched Rectangles to cut two pieces measuring 2.25 x 3.25″ (white) and 2-5/8 x 4″ (frame).

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Once you’ve made your own Peekaboo Card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Today’s video is a great showcase of the Noble Peacock Suite from the 2019 Annual Catalogue. All these products are retiring on June 2nd, so they are only available while supplies last! Don’t wait to get your favourites!

The cardstock measurements are:
Cardbase 5.5 x 8.5”
Foil layer: I’ve cut this with one of my Stitched Rectangle dies, it measures approx. 3.25 x 4.75
Specialty DSP layer: approximately 3 x 4.25
Additional white cardstock

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If you’ve made a project with any of the items from the Noble Peacock Suite, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I’ve got some handy die-cutting tips and tricks for you in today’s Stampin’ Sunday video, featuring the Honey Bee bundle from the Spring Mini Catalogue.

You’ll need:

Cardbase: 5.5 x 8.5”
DSP: 4 x 5.25”
Gold foil: 2-5/8” square
White: 2.5” square
Scrap white for bees and sentiment

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What’s your favourite die cutting tip? Let me know in the comments!

Happy Stampin’!

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I made this adorable treat box recently for Easter. It’s a fun and easy project I call the “one-piece box” because the box and lid are all one piece, and there is very little cutting involved to put it all together.


Cardstock measurement is 6.25 x 11.
Score cardstock along the long side at 1.5 and 4.75”.
Score along the short side at 1.5, 3, 6.25, and 7.75”.

Cut off two small squares as shown.

You will also need to use a scoring board, or the scoring blade on your trimmer, to create diagonal score lines on the remaining four small squares.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Another view of the cardstock, with the two squares cut off to create a flap. If you have one, you can use a corner rounder punch on the flap.

Next, burnish all your score lines (including the diagonal ones).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll need 4 pieces of DSP measuring 3 x 1.25″, and one piece measuring 3 x 3″.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My project used DSP that doesn’t have a right-side-up orientation. If your DSP does, you can use this photo as a reference for which side of your box will be the top once it is folded. The red print shows the top for the four DSP strips; the green print shows the top for the DSP square.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next four images show how to fold up the box.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The pocket created by this folded panel is where you will slide the flap of the box to keep it closed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Slide the panel into place.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Now you can decorate your box however you’d like! I used the Medium Daisy and Balloon punch to create bunnies!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you’ve made a one-piece box, share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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Stampin’ Up! Blends markers are amazing for colouring in stamped images, but they can do so much more. Learn about three unexpected uses for your Blends in this week’s Stampin’ Sunday video!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Cardstock layer: 3.75 x 5″
Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8 x 4-7/8″

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Have you been colouring with your Blends? Don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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This week’s video will teach you how to make a shaker card using the super fun Bonanza Buddies Bundle and the co-ordinating Birthday Bonanza Designer Series Paper!

You’ll need:

Card base: 5.5 x 8.5”
Designer Series Paper: 4 x 5.25″

For the shaker card elements:
Window sheets
Foam Adhesive Strips
Something to fill up your shaker (e.g. sequins, punched shapes, pompoms, etc.)

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Once you’ve made your own shaker card, don’t forget to share a photo in the comments below! I love to see your creations!

Happy Stampin’!

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I am an independent Stampin’ Up! demonstrator in Nanaimo, BC. I love creating cards and other handmade projects, and I love showing others how they can make their own creations! I hope you can find creative inspiration through my blog and my classes. Thanks for stopping by!

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